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“Some are rule followers & some are rule breakers”

As I read that line over and overmy mind wandered to Faith who decided to follow her fate. I was annoyed when she decided to leave and start afresh somewhere else. Don’t get me wrong I’m not against fresh starts but I wasn’t happy with the way she went about it. Faith was more of a rule breaker than follower. She was that square peg in every round peg family. So when Faith’s family took it upon themselves to lose their voice, telling her to stay because she knows nothing about the world, I knew it was a waste of time. They had the inkling too but still, they tried. Her mind was made up. She had to leave. Listen to your parents wasn’t one of her best mantras. Her decision may yield the best fruits—I hope, but I still feel she should have listened and stayed.

Some of us are rule followers. Some are rule breakers. I hope the latter really favors her because I’ll be mad if it doesn’t. It might seem like the wrong way to me but we were made for different paths. Who am I to say the path she walks towards her destiny is the wrong one? All I can do is silently pray and watch, hoping her end justifies her means. She calls sometimes to say she’s all right, and I really hope she is.



Muhsinat Kamardeen



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New In 👯: From Alain Mabanckou to Maryse Condé

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Everything In Nigeria Is Going To Kill You by Ayo Sogunro

Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou

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Psst!… I’ve started Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou, trust me it’s a good one. A tale of drunks, broken individuals, overbearing officials, cuckold husbands e.t.c.  A mix of humour & satire! Also been putting an eye out for the titles of 170 classics of international literature mentioned in the book. If you get the book and you’re able to find all 170, Serpent’s tail would love to hear from you. Email them: info@serpentstail.com

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With Love From Ola💋xoxo

Head Wrap Style #3: Flashback Friday

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Hey guys, this is a head wrap style I came up with for Eid and I love it! Things you’ll need: A maxi scarf, headpiece (optional), Hair clip and Pins. The Hair clip is optional, I didn’t use one because my hair was already up in a bun & I was fine with the size. Continue reading

Some Of My Faves

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Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is a classic  and personally I believe it’s a book anyone can pick up and enjoy. It is one of the topmost books that made me fall in love with African Literature. The characters felt real and relatable especially if you are of Nigerian descent because this could have been the story of your ancestors. The novel was memorable due to the wide use of proverbs and folktales, traditional songs, elements of superstitions that were interwoven into the story. Continue reading

Head Wrap Style #2 : Plaits & Twists

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Hey loves, here is a twist to the Eid Style. You’ll need: 2 scarfs (I used one Maxi scarf and a long scarf) and pins. Continue reading